classification societies

classification societies

[‚klas·ə·fə′kā·shən sə′sī·ə‚dēz]
(naval architecture)
Private organizations which issue rules for the construction, equipment, and maintenance of merchant ships.
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Its objective is to ensure that vessels have sufficient transversal stability to resist over-rolling in severe side winds, but the rules generally proposed by the Classification Societies are conservative so as to cover the full range of vessel designs.
In a statement yesterday, the yard said the certification affirms that tailshaft repairs done by it are carried out in accordance with the standards and rules of ABS, which is one of the leading global classification societies for quality assurance in marine-related facilities.
IRS is the only Recognised Organisation outside the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to have developed and submitted MSC 296(87)-compliant structural rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers in time to meet the IMO December 2013 deadline.
Simultaneously, it ensures the success of Tasneef in becoming one of the world's most prominent classification societies through providing high quality services," he added.
Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World also pointed out that a great deal can be achieved through strategic partnerships with established classification societies, experienced leadership, professional staff, and by applying leading edge technologies.
The classification societies will issue international certificates on maritime safety (safety of both vessels and sailors), protecting the environment from pollution and for avoiding collision, which are all in line with global standards.
Tasneef is able to offer services to all shipping firms operating in the UAE and will allow the country to obtain membership in the international Association of Classification Societies.
It is expected to be one of the world's leading ship classification societies in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, according to the Norwegian organisation.
It is expected to be one of the worlda[euro](tm)s leading ship classification societies in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, according to the Norwegian organisation.
There are 13 major classification societies around the world.
Similar to the requirements of the IMO PSPC for sea water ballast tanks, these regulations are designed to ensure the longevity of cargo oil tanks and stipulate that applied coatings must remain in 'good' condition for a minimum of 15 years, as defined by the International Association of Classification Societies.
The Global Marine Coatings Forum draws attendees from all over the world representing coatings suppliers and formulators, ship owners, ship yards, regulatory bodies, and classification societies.

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